Joyful Trepidation

As I write this update, I am preparing for a weekend trip that is like a dream come true.  Tomorrow morning I am headed south towards Cincinnati, Ohio to attend a songwriting workshop at Nowhere Farm! This is the home of the phenomenal duo Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, the heart of Over the Rhine.  Those of you who have been to my shows have heard me talk about my love of their music and the absolute poetry of their lyrics. Now my wonderful husband has made it possible for me to sit at their feet for a few days and soak in their process. (Perfect Christmas gift, honey! I adore you!)

My spirit is overwhelmed with both excitement and anxiety over this trip.  It feels risky to me, but some of the best experiences of my life have started with this same feeling. I look forward to sharing some new projects that grow out of my experience on the farm this weekend.

My next show is coming up March 18th at Coffee Corners in Burton, Ohio. This little coffee shop/antique store continues to be one of my favorite venues, with it’s amazing cheesecake and a good selection of local wines.  Many thanks to owner Sue Wayman for providing a perfect place for local musicians and artists to share their work, and for being instrumental in my growth as a singer/songwriter.

That’s all for now! Hope to see you in March and I’m grateful for your continued support of me on this journey…

 

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